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Charles Van Canneyt - Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru "Les Fontenys" 2017

Charles Van Canneyt - Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru "Les Fontenys" 2017

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This Gevrey 1er cru "Les Fontenys" is fruity, very complex and profound.

Having helmed the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat since 2008, Charles Van Canneyt is well known among burgundy connoisseurs.  Charles is Alain Hudelot’s grandson and a very talented and skilled winemaker in his own right. Through his extensive network of Burgundy’s finest growers, Charles sources excellent grapes. By style, it’s aligned with the family wines, pure and terroir transparent.

The premier cru “Les Fontenys” vineyard is ideally located just beside the grand cru “Ruchotte-Chambertin” in the valley of Gevrey-Chambertin. The nose is all class, displaying gentle fresh blackberries as well as black tea flavours, laced with fresh spices.

On the palate, the fruit is bright but balanced out by a tremendous depth of aroma, silky tannins and spices. It is a truly impressive wine even in its youth. It can be paired with game, charcoaled beef or cow cheese. It can be decanted for 30 minutes before serving it or cellared up until 2030+. 100% Pinot Noir.

"What a tremendous premier cru from a small vineyard located in the valley of Gevrey-Chambertin, a cooler area, very suitable to produce a delicate, profound and elegant premier cru."

Charles Van Canneyt buys must through an enviable network of top quality growers. His aim is to work with likeminded vignerons, who are respectful of their soil and who have exceptionally well-located vineyards. After being pressed, the wine is collected to be aged in Charles’ cellar. Maturation is undertaken in French oak barrels with 20% new oak for twelve months.

What we say

"What a tremendous premier cru from a small vineyard located in the valley of Gevrey-Chambertin, a cooler area, very suitable to produce a delicate, profound and elegant premier cru."

Technical notes

Charles Van Canneyt buys must through an enviable network of top quality growers. His aim is to work with likeminded vignerons, who are respectful of their soil and who have exceptionally well-located vineyards. After being pressed, the wine is collected to be aged in Charles’ cellar. Maturation is undertaken in French oak barrels with 20% new oak for twelve months.